Flexable ribbon cables

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Jotto, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Jotto

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    I am trying to find someone who has worked with flexible cables and attaching them. They have flexible cables that solder to the board and screen. I am sure its low temp solder since the plastic can't take high temperature. I am finding that after running for 5 years some of the ribbon cables seem to be losing their bond.

    Any ideas how to reattach the cables? Its not the complete cable losing attachment.

    Thanks Jim
     
  2. Wendy

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    Are you talking wire ribbon? As in IDC? This stuff?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbon_cable

    Or are you talking about putting wires in an insulator and soldering them to the connector?

    I've used a lot of both over the decades. Wire ribbon can have the cables crimped, but it isn't as flexible as regular wire made into a cable. Generally when it wears out you replace it.
     
  3. Jotto

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    No its not a cable like that, its a flat flexible cable that is soldered on the tft screen to the board for the LCD panel. There are 8 across the top and 4 down the side to send the signals for turning on/off the pixels.
     
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